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About us

Who we are

Having begun operations in 2007, The Last Hope Organisation (TLH) is a registered South African non-profit humanitarian organisation that caters for abused, abandoned ,neglected and underprivileged children who occupy various child ,youth care centres and Squatter Camps in Gauteng.

Our founding mission is to give these children experiences that are unknown to them, giving them the chance to look through an open window of endless possibilities and, one day, walk through the door beside it.

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.”

Richard Arkenstone

Our Story

Educational Excursions

The main part of this mission is achieved through our Excursion Fund, which was put together to treat underprivileged children to Educational and enjoyable excursions to various well- and lesser-known South African landmarks. These excursions are designed to enrich the children’s lives with fun, entertainment, excitement, and opportunity.

Using this strategy, they can learn new things about the world they live in – bringing them closer to a better future – and have fun at the same time.

Health and Education

In addition to these happy excursions, we also provide the children with the things they need the most: food, groceries, clothing, blankets, school uniforms (a requirement at all schools in South Africa) and stationery, learning materials (text- and activity-books), toys, and more. Consignments of these necessities are arranged via our various Funds, which are discussed further on in this profile. Information about how you can contribute/donate, and how you will benefit from doing so, is also discussed.

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What we do

The Last Hope Organisation is committed to running several funds that incorporate its missions and implement its projects. These funds focus on improving the lives of the children that receive support on a per-project/ongoing-basis. These funds are discussed
on the pages that follow.

The Last Hope Organisation has its initial roots set in taking children from disadvantaged backgrounds on educational excursions and day-trips/outings to various South African landmarks and other places of interest. Each excursion, whilst filled with fun and entertainment, was primarily to educate the children, a primary factor in young, growing minds.Not long after beginning operations, we identified the need to cater for these children in other various ways.

Having realised the state of child malnutrition in the country, we started a new project with the primary goal of providing children’s orphanage homes non-perishable foods and other groceries. Known as the Food Fund, this project continues throughout each year, and consignments are made as the sufficient funds are made available.

We then began a new project, called the Uniform Fund, which seeks to provide school uniforms to these kids on a seasonal basis. In South Africa, a school uniform is required in order to attend most schools – even the lesser-funded ones. Uniforms instil a sense of discipline and pride within a school.

Around that time, we also introduced the Christmas Fund, where we treat the children to a Christmas party at either a selected venue, or at their own home. The children are given a full meal, along with their gifts from Santa (or as otherwise applicable, depending on the age group of the children).

Then, in 2012, having looked at the state of education in communities and schools, we introduced the Active Education Fund. Its initial purpose was to provide quality learning materials to children who needed them the most. Included in most provisions are text-books and accompanying activity books, novels, education-centric magazines, and more.

We then decided to start something that would boost education in children’s homes, and even communities. Most children’s homes are not equipped with some sort of learning centre, where children have access to a broad array of knowledge. As such, we decided to draft plans to construct Active Media Centres (AMCs) for the ones in our local community that do not have them. Each centre would be equipped with the already-mentioned learning materials, plus at least three computers connected to the internet, and with pre-installed education-centric software and games.

According to UNICEF, malnutrition is the root cause of death in sixty-four percent of South African children under the age of five. “One in five children is stunted and many are deficient in the vitamins and minerals vital to good health and optimal development.”In addition, it has been shown that nearly 50% of the world’s children are in some kind of poverty, be it a lack of food, a roof over their head, or a parent to bring them up and teach them important life lessons. Sixty per cent of children in South Africa have this problem too.

Our History

The organisation has had quite a long history, with initial roots set in taking kids from disadvantaged backgrounds on educational excursions and day-trips/outings to various South African landmarks and other places of interest.

Each excursion, whilst filled with fun and entertainment, was primarily to educate the children, a primary factor in young, growing minds. Learn more about our Excursion Fund.

Not long after beginning operations, we identified the need to cater for these children in other various ways. Having realised the state of child malnutrition in the country, we started a new project with the primary goal of providing children’s orphanage homes non-perishable foods and other groceries. This project continues throughout each year, and consignments are made as the sufficient funds are made available. Learn more about our Food Fund.

We then began a new project, which seeks to provide school uniforms to these kids on a seasonal basis. In SA, a school uniform is required in order to attend most schools – even the lesser-funded ones. Uniforms instill a sense of discipline and pride within a school. Learn more about our Uniform Fund.

Around that time, we also introduced the Christmas Fund, where we treat the children to a Christmas party at either a selected venue, or at their own home. The children are given a full meal, along with their gifts from Santa (or as otherwise applicable, depending on the age group of the children).

MISSION

We strive to positively impact the lives of children who occupy various orphanage homes and boarding schools in Gauteng, South Africa. Our goal is to set them on a path to a great future, filled with compassion, love, and a good understanding of the world in which we live.

BACKGROUND

The Last Hope Organisation began operations in 2007, having been founded and registered as a Section 21 Company (now known as a Non Profit Company, or, NPC) in 2007. We are registered with the South African Revenue Services as a Public Benefit Organisation (PBO), which means we are exempt from taxes as we carry out various Public Benefit Activities, defined by SARS. As such, we are able to issue Invoices to our benefactors, so that they may claim their welcome contributions against their tax returns. Additionally, we are a Level One Contributor to BEE.